Another B-oater new to the Archive. This one starrs Bob Steele in the 4th of 5 westerns in which he played Billy the Kid as a hero. Steele is supported by a large cast of cowboy regulars including Al St. John (as Fuzzy). An okay series entry with a 6.8 IMDB rating.
Directed by Sam Newfield (as Sherman Scott). Released in 1941. Complete print. a.k.a. "Billy the Kid Trails West".
TRIVIA: First telecast 5 May 1945 on NYC's WNBT.
November 21, 2019 Subject:
Bob Steele Gets A Stupid Script
One of the worst westerns' scripts I've come across along with a worn out plot. Steele, as wanted outlaw Billy the Kid, decides that he and his two sidekicks stolid Carleton Young (Jeff) and useless Al St. John (Fuzzy) will act on the last words of a dying marshal they find outside of the town pf Paradise and deliver a letter to the newspaper editor. St. John stupidly puts on the marshal's badge and Steele decides he will be the marshal the town is expecting and that they will right some wrongs, We get some seasoned villains in Edward Pell Sr. (Hardy), Charles King (Badger) and Curley Dresden (Burke). Phyllis Adair (Ann Hardy) provides beauty and little else - she made 12 films between 1939-46 and is credited in six - there is no further info from IMDb. Although there is some cowboy style action, the movie just gets sillier and sillier.